grandma granddaughterIn response to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Victorian Government is funding the establishment of 10 elder abuse networks to collaborate at a community level and focus on the prevention of elder abuse.

As part of the Monash Health Integrated Model of Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse, SMPCP have established an Elder Abuse Prevention Network (EAPN).

The SMPCP EAPN seeks to:

  • focus on primary prevention activities including:
    • addressing the drivers of elder abuse such as ageist attitudes in the community
    • conducting elder abuse awareness activities with older people, their families, carers and general community 
    • utilising social media as a platform for community engagement and to facilitate the dissemination of primary prevention messages
    • connecting practitioners working with older community members, their families and carers

A steering committee and working groups have been established to guide the development of the EAPN and the delivery of primary prevention activities.

Members of the network include:

Alfred Health Carer Services Kingston City Council
Bayside City Council Monash Health
Better Place AustraliaBetter Place Australia Mordialloc Neighbourhood House
Bolton ClarkeBolton Clarke PRONIA
Caulfield South Community House SECASA
Caulfield Hospital Star Health
Central Bayside Community Health Services   Stonnington City Council
City of Port Phillip Taskforce
Connect Health & Community
Victoria Police
Glen Eira City Council  WHISE
Jewish Care  


Work of the SMPCP EAPN has included:

Resources of interest include:

To keep in touch with EAPN activities you can sign up for our e-newsletter or like us on facebook.

To express interest in participating in the SMPCP EAPN please contact:

Michelle Lord
Project Lead
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8587 0107
0477 401 031


Vic Gvt 2015

This project is supported by the Victorian Government


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